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stendulkar
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Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website

No this isn't an 'Onion' story from America's finest news source, but a real story.
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Groupon's Indian website was recently brought down by onions. According to Al Jazeera America, the daily deals site offered a discount on onions, one of the country's most popular and important food items, in an attempt to gain consumer attention. But the price cut Groupon offered was so good that it resulted in a flood of traffic that temporally overloaded the company's servers, crashing the site.

Groupon was selling onions at a price of 9 rupees per kilogram, which equates to about 15 cents for 2.2 pounds worth. Al Jazeera says that onions have skyrocketed in price AN ONION FRENZY SPARKED BY A SOURED ECONOMYacross India recently, selling for as much as 100 rupees per kilogram. The news site reports that Groupon sold 3,000 kilograms, or about 6,613 pounds of onions, in 44 minutes. More than 8,000 kilograms were purchased by 17,065 users (who were restricted to buying 1 kilogram each) before Groupon sold out last week.

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TH03
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
god damn terrorists.


East Coast Band
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
Back to Vidalia onions for this guy.


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brucevilanch
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god damn terrorists.


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Dandy Lion
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
kind of like a dicounted big mac here, eh?


shinerfan
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
Louisiana might not freak out over discount onions, but start a rumor of an onion shortage and you'll see blood in the streets.


Onion rationing.


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lsu480
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
So Groupon sold $450 worth of onions in India and you think it deserves a thread?


fr33manator
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
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$450 worth of onions


There was more than that at LSU on Saturday.



Amateurs


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ChineseBandit66
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
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god damn terrorists.



Red dot not terrorists, fool. Get with it.


mister_sportzz
Member since Aug 2013
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re: Demand for discounted onions crashes Groupon's Indian website
Onions are incredibly popular as a food item in India.


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